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New Edition of the Knowledge Path, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs October 16, 2009

The network of ADA Centers announces the October session of the ADA Audio Conference Series will feature Sharon Rennert, Senior Attorney with the EEOC ADA Division on October 20, 2009 from 1-2:30pm Central (2-3:30pm Eastern, 12-1:30pm Mountain and 11-12:30pm

RFP 2010 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities October 16, 2009

The Conference will be held on Monday and Tuesday, April 12 and 13, 2010 at the Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Many topic areas are at: www.pacrim.hawaii.edu.

Proposal abstracts are due no later than Friday, Dec. 18, 2009

Webcast on "Career Readiness in Young Adult Brain Tumor Survivors" October 16, 2009

Webcast on "Career Readiness in Young Adult Brain Tumor Survivors"

About the Webcast

Fall 2009 National Scholarship Competition October 11, 2009

Fall 2009 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with
Disabilities. Details can be found at www.disABLEDperson.com/scholarship.

disABLEDperson, Inc. is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with
disabilities find employment. This occurs through the www.disABLEDperson.com
online recruitment program and through cooperative agreements with other
mainstream employment services. 

NCES Releases High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2007 October 11, 2009

Annual data from 1972-2007 reveals trends by race, gender, income and other characteristics. It also includes state from national level estimates for public school students for the end of the 2005-06 school year showing estimates of how many beginning freshmen in the 2002-03 school year had graduated with their class in 2006, and how many students had dropped out between 2004-05 and 2005-06. 

Other key findings include:

Riga 2010: Embracing Inclusive Approaches for Children and Youth with Special Education Needs October 11, 2009

Proposals will be evaluated based on the importance and relevance of the topic, its evidence base, and its usefulness to practitioners. Visit the CEC Web site for more information and to submit your proposal online.
Deadline: 11 December 2009

Scholarship: 1800 Wheelchair October 11, 2009

The College P.R.E.P. Program (Preparation, Readiness, Education, and Planning): A Pre-college experience for Students with LD/ADHD Sunday, July 19,
2009—Tuesday, July 21, 2009 —AND— The Summer Institute Earn college credit by attending this pre-college enrichment program for high
school students who want to develop an understanding of college life and learn strategies for success. Sunday, July 26—Friday, July 31, 2009
Special Parent Program for families of College P.R.E.P. enrolled students Sunday, July 19, 2009 1:00 PM—5:00 PM
Duquesne University Campus, Pittsburgh, PA College
For an Application or More Information: Contact Reggie Bridges,Coordinator of the Summer Institute at 412.396.6662 or email [email protected]

Upcoming National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with DisabilitiesTeleseminar October 28 October 11, 2009

On October 28, 2009, the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilitites will host a teleseminar presented by Dr. Melissa Stormont, Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Missouri. The teleseminar, which is entitled "Building Positive Relationships to Prevent Drop-Out and Other Negative Outcomes," will run from 12:00 until 1:30 PM EST.

Duquesne University's Spiritan Division Presents: The College P.R.E.P. Program May 22, 2009

Duquesne University’s Spiritan Division Presents: The College P.R.E.P. Program

Duquesne University’s Spiritan Division announces:

Potential AmeriCorps Members can apply online April 30, 2009

Potential AmeriCorps Members can apply online

Spread the Word: Potential AmeriCorps Members can apply online andAmeriCorps programs can post opportunities at www.americorps.org

Grant Resources

The nonpro

2015-2016 Planning Ahead: Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

September 24, 2015

While education beyond high school in the United States is optional, it has b